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  Alphy Johnson Named as Chief Operating Officer at Candela Hotels

Seattle, WA-- Alphy Johnson was recently promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Candela Hotels, Inc.  He is an accomplished international luxury hotelier with a career spanning over 30 years. Alphy spent 15 years with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as a Managing Director and later as Vice President of Operations, prior to joining Candela Hotels as Executive Vice President of Operations in 2006.

His achievements in the luxury hotel industry are numerous and include doubling hotel revenues and profits, transitioning/re-branding hotels, hotel openings, capital improvement planning, building and stabilizing hotel management teams, creation and implementation of a multi-hotel butler program, restaurant concepting and operations, and the development and implementation of five star hotel operating standards and procedures.

During his three year tenure with Candela Hotels Alphy has developed a full operations plan for the company’s new luxury green hotel concept, including the 26-Hour day, Service Team concept and efficient energy usage systems. Alphy has lead the company’s Hotel Management Services Group which, in addition to management contracts, provides 30 to 90 day swat team style services for hotel openings, re-launches, leadership transitions and re-organizations, all with a focus on profitability.  He recently completed a successful mission in Central America for the Bristol Buenaventura and the Bristol Panama City in Panama. “I am delighted to announce this well deserved promotion in recognition of Alphy’s many contributions to Candela Hotels,” stated Tom Pigott, President and CEO.”

In addition to his expertise in operating luxury hotels, Alphy is one of the first hoteliers to become a LEED® Accredited Professional, and has also developed a comprehensive hotel greening program for luxury hotels. A frequent speaker at hospitality industry conferences and universities, Alphy is an active member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, is a Six Sigma green belt and is conversant in three languages, English, French and Dutch.

Candela Hotels is a luxury hotel brand and hotel management company. The Candela Hotels Brand is the first truly traveler-centric luxury hotel company developing green hotels using a clean slate approach.  Candela’s Hotel Management Services Group offers a range of management services and short-term management contracts to hotel owners, lending debtors in possession and lending institutions.  For more information call 206-388-0987 or visit


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